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Route reference: Part 1 application posted on 18 March 2014

Ottawa, 2 June 2014

Acadia Broadcasting Limited
Ignace and Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Application 2014-0213-0

CKDR-2-FM Sioux Lookout – Conversion of transmitter CKDR-1 Ignace to the FM band

  1. The Commission approves the application by Acadia Broadcasting Limited (Acadia) to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CKDR-2-FM Sioux Lookout, Ontario, to operate an FM transmitter in Ignace to replace its AM transmitter CKDR-1 Ignace.
  2. The Commission received an intervention in opposition to this application. However, this intervention does not address the request and is therefore not relevant in the context of this application. The public record for this application can be found on the Commission’s website at or by using the application number provided above.
  3. The new transmitter will operate at 97.5 MHz (channel 248LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 12.9 metres).
  4. The licensee indicated that the aging AM transmitter needs to be replaced and that the conversion to the FM band will provide the community with a much higher quality signal and with more reliable service.
  5. The Commission reminds the licensee that pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department of Industry (the Department) notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.
  6. Given that the technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service, the Commission also reminds the licensee that it will have to select another frequency if the Department so requires.
  7. The transmitter must be operational at the earliest possible date and in any event no later than 24 months from the date of this decision, unless a request for an extension of time is approved by the Commission before 2 June 2016. In order to ensure that such a request is processed in a timely manner, it should be submitted in writing at least 60 days before that date.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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